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S!RENEN has been implemented due to an EU directive from 2018. Learn more about what this means here.

Basis for implementing S!RENEN

Which EU directive is involved?

On 11 December 2018, the European Parliament and the Council adopted Directive (EU) 2018/1972 establishing the European Electronic Communications Code.

The directive requires all EU member states, including Denmark, to deploy a mobile-based public warning system. The statutory basis for introducing mobile-based public warning in Denmark was adopted by the Danish Parliament in December 2020.

The EU directive in practice

What does the EU directive mean for Denmark – and for you?

The EU directive means that in Denmark we have the mobile-based public warning system called S!RENEN. S!RENEN helps to future-proof our public warning infrastructure.

The system supplements the existing public warning systems. You will therefore still be able to hear the sirens from the rooftops, and you will still be alerted by radio and TV if you are in an area with a threat of acute danger. But you can also receive a message directly on your mobile phone, with information about what you should do.